Make sure you are wearing appropriate safety protection throughout the entire process.
STEP 1: Excavation
Excavate the area to a depth of 125mm below the level of the lawn. Clear the area and ensure that the area is level.
STEP 2: Edgings
Edgings are required in areas where the artificial grass will be in contact with flower beds, or other natural areas.
An edging will not be required if the lawn will be hemmed in by a path or wall. Please see the edging page on how to construct an edging.
Step 1: Excavation
STEP 3: Sub-Base
Lay a standard sub-base to a depth of 100mm. Ensure the sub-base is level and compact it using a wacker plate. Top up and re-compact until the sub-base measures 100mm in depth.
STEP 4: Bedding
Lay a bed of sharp sand on top of the sub-base. Roughly rake the sand so that it is levelled out before lightly compacting the sand with a wacker plate (compact very lightly). Screed the bedding with a float trowel.
Step 3: Sub-Base
STEP 5: Laying the Artificial Grass
Roll the lawn out, preferably from a straight edge as this will minimise the amount of cutting to fit needed. Be sure that the lawn lies flat and has no lumps or creases in it.
If multiple rolls of lawn are needed for the area, glue the pieces together using a jointing strip on the bottom of both rolls with very strong outdoor glue.
Cut the lawn to fit the area if necessary with a sharp outdoor knife.
Once the roll has been laid, place dried sand on top of the artificial grass and brush in using a stiff brush.
Finished artificial grass
Neil contacted The New Driveway Company because he wanted a new patio and artificial lawn area next to his hot tub.
“They were punctual and worked tirelessly to complete the job.”
New permeable block driveway and installation of artificial grass.